April Newsletter

April Newsletter

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CITY NEWS

Brush Pickup

Brush pick up will start the last Wed. of March through Nov. 1.

Leaves must be paper bags. If you have a large pile of limbs or bag leaves please call city hall to advise.

All pick up must be in front of home You may call city hall at 309-928-3412 to advise of pick up

Council Meetings

Next Council Meetings, April 9, 23 at 6 p.m.

Burning

You can burn landscape waste every month BUT July and Aug., on Thur., Fri., and Sat.  between 8a – 7p

Coming Soon: Area Residential waste & recycling pickup!

By early April, Area Waste & Recycling will be sending a postcard to all single-family and duplex residential homes to sign up for totes. The address side of the postcard will look like the picture attached here.

This postcard will provide options for the sizes of recycling and garbage totes you would like to have delivered to your door.

Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions:

When will service start? Thursday, May 3, 2018

How much will I be charged per month? You will be charged $14.75/month, or $13.27/month for seniors and disabled, directly on your utility bill. You will pay for the service along with your payment for water, sewer and electric.

How do I get a senior citizen discount? You will need to apply at City Hall and provide proof of age or disability. You must be 65 years of age or older or be receiving SSI.

Where will Area pick up my garbage? Your garbage should be picked up in the same location as is currently. However, if you have unusual circumstances, Area will work with you to find a solution.

Area will be providing contact information for detailed questions on the postcard. Or feel free to contact City Hall at (309) 928-3412. Thank you!!

Farmer City Police

Please help the City address ordinance violations, such as illegal burning, by contacting the Farmer City Police Department at (309) 928-2111.  They will address these violations based on personal observation and citizen complaints.  In the case of leaf burning, with the wind and depending on the size of the fire, it can be nearly impossible to locate individual fires amongst 1,100 residences.

The Police Department will continue to identify ordinance violations such as nuisance properties, excessive weeds and abandoned vehicles, to name a few.  We seek the community’s cooperation in addressing these matters.  Please call the non-emergency number to report violations; we will not release your name.  Again, that number is (309) 928-2111.

Thank you for helping us keep Farmer City safe and clean!

Farmer City Camp Grounds

Campgrounds reopened March 1.

We will also be looking for volunteers to help keep the sites trimmed up and mowed again this year.

We keep mowers at the campground shed along with fuel.

Let Scott know if you would like to take a site or two, mowing a site takes about 5 minutes.

The campgrounds will be closed Fri., April 20 @ 7a until Sat., April 21 @ 1p . We will post it on the board at the camp grounds a few days in advance.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

 

TOWN NEWS

Growing up in Farmer City

NOTICE to all Farmer City Genealogical and Historical Society members and friends new or old:

28 March, Wed. at 7pm a meeting is scheduled at the VFW headquarters on the Square.

Purpose:  A panel discussion of “Growing up in and near the one and only Farmer City”. This panel will include local assumed grownups, and invited outlanders. All expert on growing up.  They might even comment on how others became  grownups. Perhaps you know them.  Maybe, you were friends??  Maybe in the interest of self protection, and to get the facts out,  you should attend.

There may be some reports, short, short, from the Board.  The main event is the fun of reunion and remembering. The end is when the stories end or Don Judd says goodnight. Come for the fun of it.,

His and Hers Dinner

On Sat., Apr. 7, the American Legion Joe Williams Post 55 in Farmer City will be serving their His & Hers Dinner starting at 5p and serving your choice of rib eye steak or chicken until 7p.  You may purchase your tickets at the door. The Legion is located at 755 Stensel Dr. and Rt. 150 near the fairgrounds on the north edge of Farmer City.  Carryout is available, either in person or call ahead to 309-928-3055.

Farmer City Heritage Days Festival!

This year we will be featuring Drake White with Darryl Worley co-headlining.

Show will be in Downtown Farmer City on May 26. Darryl Worley will take the stage at 7:30pm followed by Drake White. This show is free to the public with a limited number of VIP tickets available for purchase.

For more information please visit farmercityheritagedays.com

 

OUTREACH NEWS

$5 Shopping Trips to Clinton

WE NEED MORE RIDERS TO KEEP THIS GOING! Get door to door shopping trips to Clinton. The bus will pick you up at your house drop off and pick you up from these areas: IGA; Save-A-Lot; Walmart or anywhere you want to shop in Clinton, you can go to more than one store per trip. They will bring you back to your house, and help you bring in your groceries. The cost is $5. You do not need to go and get to the bus, it will come to you. We need at least three riders to have a trip.

This bus is handicap accessible so if you are in a wheelchair you can ride. To sign up for rides or want more information call: 309-928-9400.

 

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP

Whether you are a caregiver for a spouse, relative, or friend, this group is for you! The Caregiver Support Group welcomes anyone who is caring for an older adult and is in need of support from others in the community. All caregivers are welcome to attend to share their experiences, learn coping techniques, and to receive emotional support from fellow caregivers.

2nd Mon. of each month from 2-3pm at Outreach Ministries – 701 E. Clinton Ave, Farmer City

Cost: FREE!

For more information contact Wonea Garrett, Caregiver Advisor at (309) 661-6400.

This support group is sponsored by Community Care Systems, Inc., Outreach Ministries, and the East Central Illinois Area Agency on Aging.

 

Exercise

We have several opportunities to exercise at Outreach for you to consider. One group is called FC Group Fitness. On  Mon. evenings at 5pm is Strength and Cardio with Danielle Harden, instructor; Tue. at 7:30 pm is Circuit Training with Annie Bowns ; and  Wed. at 7 (sometimes 7:20) is Beach Body Insanity live with Veronica Daughtery.

For more information on these you may contact Andrea Weedman on Facebook.

Contact Us

105 S. Main,
Farmer City, IL 61842

309.928.3412